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22 Oct
8:28 pm
2023

Black redstart river Avon

Female type black redstart in burnt heather by path west of Avon reservoir

posted by Paul Dietrich
22 Oct
6:30 pm
2023

Skern – Brent Geese and Wheatear

About 60 Brent Geese on the edge of the water as the tide came in this morning 22.10.23 along with Shelduck, Mallard, Wigeon and a few Teal. Usual flocks of Oystercatchers, Curlew and about 200 Golden Plover on the edge of the marsh. One late summer visitor, a Wheatear was present near Grey Sand Mere.

Yesterday there was a Peregrine hunting over the Skern but disturbed by a loose dog chasing waders over the mud.

posted by Stan Coats
22 Oct
4:18 pm
2023

Berrynarbor

Delighted to see a Firecrest in the garden this morning. My first sighting this autumn.

posted by Margaret Phillips
22 Oct
3:56 pm
2023

Crownhill Down

8 Ringed Plover (my joint highest count here this year), 4 Golden Plover and 3 Wigeon in the big pit at the top of the down just after dawn this morning. On the down 2 Golden Plover, 2 Reed Bunting. 21 Fieldfare and 7 Redwing over.

posted by Chris E
22 Oct
3:53 pm
2023
Cadover Bridge +1 Photo

Cadover Bridge

At least a dozen Ring Ouzels, 60+ Fieldfares, numerous Redwings, Blackbirds, Song and Mistle thrushes, Green Woodpeckers, Chaffinches, Chiffchaffs, Ravens, Crows, Jackdaws and a Buzzard.

posted by Bob Barrow
22 Oct
3:51 pm
2023

Great Egret close to Powderham Church on Exminster Marsh 4.40pm

Feeding in the Marsh

posted by Simon kidd
22 Oct
2:57 pm
2023
Dawlish Warren +1 Photo

Dawlish Warren

Meadow Pipits and a Chiffchaff/Willow Warbler at Dawlish Friday morning.

posted by Geoff Mitchell
22 Oct
1:16 pm
2023

Exminster Marshes

Just south of Turf on seawall there were c4 pied wagtails, a rock pipit and a wheatear. At Turf a common sandpiper was feeding close to the canal gates. A peregrine flew over high. On the marshes c20 lapwing, a kestrel and c100 teal with mallard and shoveller.

Yesterday there were 6 swallows at Turf in the afternoon.

posted by John Waldon
22 Oct
11:59 am
2023

East Soar

Vis mig at Sharp Tor:  Woodpigeon 11,000E, Stock Dove 100 – 27W 73E, Meadow Pipit 70W, Swallow E, Skylark 13W, Alba Wagtail 6W, Jackdaw 10 – 3W 7E, Crossbill 3W, Siskin 13W, Chaffinch 156W, Goldfinch 26W.

Also: 2 Sparrowhawk, 9 Chiffchaff, Firecrest, Goldcrest 3 , 13 Long-tailed Tit,     Tawny Owl in Starehole.

posted by Rob Macklin
21 Oct
5:21 pm
2023

the point Teignmouth 19-10-23

Good views of med gull and little gull.

Photos on photo gallery

posted by Keith McGinn
20 Oct
6:09 pm
2023
Seaton Wetlands +1 Photo

Seaton Wetlands

Yesterday afternoon: Grey Plover, Dunlin, Redshank, Greenshank, Curlew Sandpiper, Blackwits, Teal, Shelduck, Mallard, Moorhen, Lapwing, Cormorant, Grey Heron, Little Egret, Mute Swan, Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Swallow, Stonechats, Meadow Pipits, Mediterranean Gull, Common Gull, Canada Geese, Pheasant.

posted by Bob Barrow & John Lloyd
20 Oct
6:04 pm
2023

Bowling Green Marsh

11.30-13.00 – Good numbers of Bar and Black Tail Godwit, Pintail, Shoveler, Wigeon and Teal. Kingfisher, Stonechat, Curlew, Redshank, Greenshank, Dunlin, Lapwing. 3 Avocet, a Whimbrel, several snipe. Marsh Harrier over. Most unusual was a female Whinchat by the viewing platform

posted by Steve Gardiner
20 Oct
5:55 pm
2023
Bowling Green Marsh +1 Photo

Bowling Green Marsh

Yesterday morning: Shoveler, Pintail, Teal, Wigeon, Mallard, Snipe, Lapwing, Blackwits, Barwits, Curlew, Whimbrel, Redshank, Greenshank, Avocet, Greylag and Canada Geese, Knot, Mute Swan, Moorhen,Grey Heron, Little Egret, Stock Dove, Sparrowhawk

posted by Bob Barrow
20 Oct
4:59 pm
2023

Torcross

3 Swallows south and 6 Little Egrets in trees Stokeley Bay Friday afternoon.

posted by Steve Wadsworth
20 Oct
2:15 pm
2023

Soar Mill Valley & Southdown Farm

Today’s tally:  Ring Ouzel, Song Thrush 26, Blackbird 19, Robin 61, Chiffchaff 27, Blackcap 2, Goldcrest 3, Skylark 130, Rock Pipit 6, Green Woodpecker, Stock Dove 16 inc.12W, Starling 85 (40E 45N), Jackdaw 130 (77W 53E), Teal 9, Pintail 2, Bullfinch male, Siskin 4, Goldfinch 50, Linnet 70.

Non-avian: 2 Sika stags, Small White, Small Copper & 33 Red Admiral.

posted by Rob Macklin
20 Oct
2:10 pm
2023
Caen Estuary, Horsey, Braunton Marshes

Caen Estuary, Horsey, Braunton Marshes

As well as the usual suspects this morning on the Caen Estuary there were 8 Swallows migrating south. On Horsey still a single Wheatear, a ‘stand’ of 14 Little egrets (only 12 in the photo) & some new arrivals including 7 Pintail, 6 Grey Plover, & an increase in the number of Wigeon, Lapwing & Golden Plover since yesterday. 45 species counted yesterday.On Braunton Marshes 4 Cettis & a Water Rail squealing like a little piglet!

posted by Robert Jutsum
20 Oct
11:54 am
2023
Cadover Bridge and Wotter +1 Photo

Cadover Bridge and Wotter

7 Ring Ouzel at Cadover this morning. At least one at Wotter, along the bridleway to Lee Moor.

posted by Chris E
20 Oct
10:19 am
2023

Lower Tamar Lake

Late for yesterday 19th.

1 Willow Tit, 1 Marsh Tit, 4 Coal Tit, 6 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Mute Swan, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 1m Great Spotted Woodpecker.

posted by Rod Mudge
20 Oct
9:03 am
2023

Teignmouth Sea Front 19th

Single wheatear  foraging in the washed out flower beds on the prom.

posted by Patrick Case
20 Oct
8:42 am
2023

Budleigh Salterton

2 x Firecrest

posted by Andrew Rhodes
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